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Harris Provides Sensor for Japanese Greenhouse Gas-Monitoring Satellite

Harris Provides Sensor for Japanese Greenhouse Gas-Monitoring Satellite - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Harris Provides Sensor for Japanese Greenhouse Gas-Monitoring Satellite - top government contractors - best government contracting eventHarris has developed an environmental-monitoring sensor to be installed in a Japanese government satellite that will work to study greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

The Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite-2 that Mitsubishi Electric is building for the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency will be launched in the country's 2018 fiscal year, Harris said Wednesday.

The Harris-built sensor, called the Thermal and Near Infrared Sensor for Carbon Observation-Fourier Transform Spectrometer-2, is designed to enable GOSAT-2 to perform greenhouse gases assessment from space.

TANSO-FTS-2 will serve to generate high-spectral resolution information in five bands to support measurement in daylight and darkness.

Harris said the instrument also features an intelligent pointing system programmed to identify the cloud-free areas of the atmosphere in real time.

The company has delivered two previous imaging instruments to Japan for the Himawari-8 and Himawari-9 weather satellites.

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